Year-ender with friends 2012

For years now, it has been a tradition for us, high school friends, to celebrate the holidays every year. Last December was our third year, and it was our second year that we celebrated on New Year's Eve. I know it's kinda late to post this, but I wanted to show you how we celebrated the last day of 2012.


February Favorites

QUICK POST: As I've said on my previous post, one of the perks of having a beauty sampling business is that I get to try A LOT of grooming, beauty, and lifestyle products. So, as expected, most of my favorites last month are grooming- and lifestyle-related. In February, this trio has done wonders to me. More details and in-depth reviews on succeeding posts. Time to hit the sack! :)

P.S. I have a meeting tomorrow morning: contract signing for a partnership with one of the biggest beauty brands worldwide (insert giddy face here).



Change in Direction (Kind of)

For those of you who have known this blog since its conception two years ago, it is prolly common knowledge that Paul Dapper (Meester Dapper then) was intended to be a fashion blog--to chronicle my every day life and fashion escapades and discoveries. However, things change, and so do preferences. After less than a year of posting OOTD posts, I've come to realize that it might not be something I can do every single day. I admire all fashion bloggers who can document their every day outfits through their blogs--that really needs dedication and a whole lot of effort! :)

I will still post OOTDs from time to time, depending on my mood. However, I am planning to change the direction of this blog just a little.

As you have probably read from a previous post, I started a business that involves beauty, grooming, and lifestyle products last year. And one of the (absolutely awesome) perks of having a beauty sampling business is that I get to try A LOT of grooming, beauty, and lifestyle products. This is where I focus my blog to: men's grooming and lifestyle. I have been browsing through the blogosphere (I have to use that word lol) and I haven't come across a men's grooming blogger. Well, not in the Philippines, at least. So I thought, why not give it a try? I have the things (and man gears) that I'll be needing to survive the new journey anyway!

So there! Expect A LOT of men's grooming, beauty, and lifestyle product reviews on future posts. I am very excited and feel that this will make me closer to this blog than I have ever been!



On Blog Hiatus and Anniversaries

Hi everyone! This is embarassing. Last September, I kinda promised you guys that I would be blogging more often. Well, it turns out, I did not. But I'm not making excuses! :)

I started a new business, which started a trend in the beauty industry in the country. And now, after almost six months, I am very happy with how things are. Of course, our achievements today for that business are just a very very very small dent on what we are planning to achieve, but this is the start. We are starting to have more followers on our social media sites, more happy customers (YAY!), and more wonderful brand partners. I personally am so stoked and feel that this is really the start of something huge for my baby (my beauty business). Pwera usog!

Now that things are, in a way, falling into their rightful places, I may have more time updating this blog. I was thinking the other day how I peaked at Top 90-91 on Topblogs.com.ph's Fashion and Beauty category when I started this blog two years ago--that, I think, paved way for me being invited to events like the Make Your Own Havaianas and some Lifestyle Network launches. Now, I'm on the 500+ rank! What the?! Haha! But I'm optimistic that I'd regain my ranking soon! Hahaha :)

It feels exciting that I am about to have an outlet on my feelings, thoughts, and frustrations again, however online and very public. Haha!

Oh, and I almost forgot! This month is the second anniversary month of my blog, and I am definitely giving away A LOT of treats! That's actually why the picture on this post says "Always believe that something wonderful is about to happen". And, true, a lot of wonderful things are about to happen. Stay tuned! :)